Mr. Donald Trump, the president of the United States, agreed to give up his right to pursue millions of dollars in damages in an attempt to thwart litigation in his case where he allegedly paid off Stormy Daniels in the middle of his presidential campaign back in 2016.
This decision is quite different from the ones made earlier by the president’s legal team, as formerly, he intended on suing her for more than $20 million for violating their non-disclosure agreement regarding their supposed relationship in 2006.
Currently, the Trump Organization is in the middle of an investigation conducted by federal prosecutors, who are looking at the lump sum of money paid, $130,000, for their alleged affair.
Last month, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, claimed that the president had him pay off Stormy that way he didn’t come under intense scrutiny in the middle of his campaign.
On Friday, Cohen agreed that he wouldn’t be able to sue Daniels relating to the non-disclosure stipulation. As of now, Daniels is suing both Trump and Cohen for the sake of voiding the agreement, arguing that it’s not actually valid because the president never signed it.
Charles Harder, Trump’s lawyer, said that Mr. Trump would no longer contest Clifford’s assertion that the deal should be rescinded. They’re hoping that Stormy (Stephanie Clifford) will drop her suit.
Additionally, Stormy’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, is considering running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Last month, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including one, for paying Daniels at the request of an unknown person related to Trump’s campaign.
As it was previously reported, Stormy Daniels shared her version of the story with Trump in an interview with CBS on their program, 60 Minutes. Trump and his team haven’t responded to any requests for comment.